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Can it run Ryse: Son of Rome?

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Former Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome is coming to PC and the Steam page for the game is live. The system requirements aren’t as demanding as you may have been led to believe they’d be if you went by the marketing behind the console launch. You don’t even need a Kinect unit to command the troops like the pre-launch advertising said! Beyond the 64-bit operating system, the hardware demands aren’t that bad. The most limiting factor may be that you’d have to want to play Ryse at all. At $40 with all the console DLC bundled in, it’s not a bad deal for folks that want to push their systems with all that CryEngine spark.

4K gaming is another leap in graphics quality for PC gamers and Ryse is the perfect showcase for what’s now possible in high-end PC games. Ryse: Son of Rome leverages the power of Crytek’s CRYENGINE and the latest High-End PC gaming technology to present conflict in the Roman Empire like you’ve never seen it before.

The PC version of Ryse: Son of Rome launches October 10th.

Crytek shows off its equal opportunity Warface

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Crytek has some female combatants in Warface. Check out that combat-ready armor. Looks practical. It’s not like anyone shoots at center mass, right? Joshua Howard, executive producer on Warface, told Wired that the eyebrow-raising female fighters were made “unrealistic” in response to feedback from players in specific geographic regions. The Russian version (depicted above) is sexualized differently from the version made for gamers in China.

“We leaned a little Russian in these characters but we’re doing another set of characters for our Chinese market, for example, and those are leaning in a different direction. It’s interesting to see they are also somewhat unrealistic as compared to the males but differently than the Russians. […] You look at the Chinese models and they’re also disproportionate but in a way that’s more… Chinese? I don’t even know what language to use for that but they’re different.”

Joshua Howard points out later in the same interview that weapon recoil is adjusted for regional preferences just like the females. Russians like more recoil, while Chinese players wanted less. I guess Russians just want more of everything except for women to survive in firefights.